On 31 October 2018, an Aeropro 3K, registration 24-7502, collided with terrain 65 km north of Wentworth in NSW. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured.
Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) commenced an investigation of this accident and requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to download the flight data from a Dynon data logging unit.
To protect the information supplied by RAAus to the ATSB and the ATSB's investigative work to assist RAAus, the ATSB has initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
Any enquiries relating to the accident investigations should be directed to RAAus at: www.raa.asn.au.
Updated: 26 March 2019
The ATSB has completed its work attempting to download the recorded data from the Dynon SkyView SV‑D1000 unit supplied by RAAus. A report detailing the work undertaken by the ATSB was provided to RAAus on 15 March 2019.
|Date:||31 October 2018||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1524 EDT||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||65 km north of Wentworth||Investigation phase:||Final report: Dissemination|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||26 March 2019||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft model||Aeropro 3K 100 hp|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Sector||Sport and recreational|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|